L-R, Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer, Hygeia Nigeria Limited, Mrs Lanre Sanusi; Director, Hygeia Nigeria Limited, Mrs Fola Laoye; the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr Titilayo Goncalves; General Manager, Enterprise Directorate, Bank of Industry, Mr Leonard Kange; CMD/Chief of Surgery, Hygeia Nigeria Limited, Dr Jimi Coker; a representative of NHIS, Mrs Aisha Haruna… At the unveiling of critical care and advanced urology, neurosurgery and dialysis services at Lagoon Hospitals Nigeria Limited held on Wednesday July 17th in Lagos.
The Lagoon hospital on wednesday 17th July in Lagos launched it’s newly acquired state of the art equipment in advanced medical care for Lagos residents and other part of Nigeria to help reduce medical tourism.
The Chief Medical Director of Lagoon Hospital Dr Jimi Coker said the hospital in its quest to utilize the latest technology has made significant investment in its critical care Urology, Neurosurgery and the new dialysis center at its Ikoyi facility.
He said further that the Lagoon Hospital’s choice to invest hugely on these new technologies was born out of the need to fill the gaps within our countries health care sector. He stated further that “it is is a strategic decision by our hospital with the aim to reduce medical tourism. He added that if this continues unabated Nigeria stands to loose up to USD1 billion in revenue.
With some of the latest equipment acquired by the hospital which includes the Holmium Laser and its accessories for the minimally invasive treatment of kidney and ureteral stones along with latest equipment in the treatment for enlarged prostate condition like the bipolar prostate resectoscope, which is the first of its kind in Nigeria and will be handled by well trained and qualified personnel.
He stated that Lagoon Hospitals embarked on the expansion of its critical care unit to 12 beds which will provide comprehensive multidisciplinary care for critically ill patients leveraging on the services of experienced intensive care physicians, surgeons, nurses, physiotherapists and many more.
The Permanent Secretary for health in Lagos State representing the Governor, Dr Titilayo Goncalves said that Lagos State government will on its own part give maximum support to the private sector in any form of technological advancement that will add value to the health sector. She also disclosed that the government will remain committed to the attainment of a sustainable health care delivery as qualitative health care delivery is part of the administrations priorities.
She however congratulated Lagoon hospitals for investing heavily on the equipment and facilities aimed at saving lives, building capacity of health workers and helping to curb medical tourism.
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